Today on Current State: expanding the Michigan Flyer; keeping graduates in Michigan; Michigan author Mardi Jo Link; Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard; and Neighbors in Action features Meta Peace Team.
On April 16th , 2007, Colin Goddard was in his French class in Norris Hall on the Virginia Tech University campus. That day, a lone gunman barricaded the hall’s doors and shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 more, including Colin, who was shot four times. It is still the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Eight times a day, the Michigan Flyer bus departs downtown East Lansing with passengers en route to Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The service, provided by the Owosso-based company Indian Trails, wants to expand to a dozen trips a day and looks to a $600,000 federal grant to make that possible.
This week, Neighbors In Action features Meta Peace Team, an organization that provides peacekeeping teams to address and diffuse conflict in possibly dangerous situations like political rallies and war zones, both domestically and abroad.